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Are You More Likely to Hand Wash Dishes?

While we do have a dishwasher, I find that I am a much better dishwasher than it is. Plus, I hate waiting until the dishwasher is full to run a load. There's something that bothers me about knowing that the dishwasher is half full of dirty dishes. Call me crazy, but I actually enjoy doing dishes by hand. What about you?

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Phorrest99 Phorrest99 7 years
I don't actually have a dishwasher :( so it's the way I always do it! But, when I'm at my sister's (who does) I still hand wash!
Carrie14884290 Carrie14884290 7 years
I live alone, and when I didn't have a dishwasher I would use and wash the same plate and bowl and silverware every day. :) Now I have a dishwasher, so I can use all of them, but I agree with the poster who says that unloading the thing is a pain. And I *hate* when people put pots and pans in the dishwasher!! Those I hand-wash, along with wine glasses.
esmerb esmerb 7 years
I love washing dishing tons! Oh and I've NEVER used a dishwasher!
snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
i do what southern guy said. rinse them well and then wait til i have a full load. i hate doing dishes!
Chrstne Chrstne 7 years
I prefer to hand wash my dishes if there are only a few of them (not piled up on the counters, in the sink, etc). I also like to hand wash non-stick skillets, or stainless steel skillets that have stuff stuck to them. Oh, and I always hand wash things I make eggs in, because in the dishwasher, it seems like the egg particles get crusted on, and it's super annoying. Hand washing is therapeutic for me in moderation. I also have a dishwasher, which I use all the time. However, I do a better job cleaning my dishes the first time around than it does sometimes.
earnold14 earnold14 7 years
I went about 2 years without a dishwasher at home. It was terrible! We cook every night, so there was always at least a half hour of dishes after we ate (usually more than a half hour!), and also in the morning after we had coffee, cereal, or left over dishes from the previous night. I hated it!
doogirl doogirl 7 years
I have a family and we eat at home, so I have at least one load of dishes per day. I worship my dishwasher, it is the best appliance ever! The only things I wash by hand are my knives and my delicate wine glasses, everything else goes into the dishwasher!
starbucks2 starbucks2 7 years
I hate doing the dishes! It's probably my least favorite chore. Thank goodness I have a dish washer (and it's not my husband. He'd laugh at my face ;) Oh and from what I heard it's way greener to use the dishwasher...
supercoolnat supercoolnat 7 years
Using the dishwasher is annoying. Rinsing, loading, unloading - I'd rather just hand wash. Unfortunately, I'm a bit lazy about it. But that's what my husband is for, he actually enjoyes washing dishes (crazy man!).
CoconutPie CoconutPie 7 years
I don't have a dishwasher but I want one so bad!!! I hate washing the dishes by hand.
Ellenora Ellenora 7 years
My dishwasher is my best friend. When you have loose muscle tone (aka ataxic cerebral palsy) in your wrists, you've got no other choice unless you want some major wrist pain!
califab califab 7 years
I have two dish washers, one is a Maytag and the other one I married three years ago.
popcorn19 popcorn19 7 years
I don't have a dishwasher.... my dishes pile up so much! I hate washing dishes!!
AujahAcorn AujahAcorn 7 years
same thing. I have a dish washer but feel better about washing by hand. The real question is... which one is more friendly on the environment?
PinkNC PinkNC 7 years
I do the dish washing thing at my homes.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 7 years
I don't mind hand washing dishes at all. I wash knives and everything that's made out of glass by hand, because they usually suffer in the dishwasher.
xlove33 xlove33 7 years
Sure, washing dishes by hand can be meditative, and calming, but then it stresses me out that i am probably wasting a LOT more water than if i ran a full dishwasher.
Daisy-Duke Daisy-Duke 7 years
I have lived without a dishwasher for 4 years...I don't even remember what it's like to have one! I must admit, I can't wait to move and have one though. :)
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